Update – July 10/17 City of Toronto update on status of Toronto Island Park

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July 10, 2017

City of Toronto update on status of Toronto Island Park

City of Toronto staff continue to closely monitor and assess conditions on Toronto Island Park. Full efforts are underway to resume park operations as soon as conditions permit. Currently, the reopening of sections of Toronto Island Park remains on schedule for Monday, July 31. Adjustments to that date may occur and the actual reopening could be sooner or later, depending on conditions. Updates on the timing will be forthcoming.

"The high lake levels and associated flooding have had a significant impact on island residents and businesses – as well as the tens of thousands of people who would normally visit the islands every week during the warm weather," said Mayor John Tory. "This has been an unprecedented event. I thank everyone for their patience. City staff are working hard to get the islands reopened as soon as possible."

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City of Toronto pays tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

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July 7, 2017

City of Toronto pays tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away earlier today at the age of 71.

"It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Pam's husband Jim, their daughters Heather Ann and Madelyn, grandchildren and all members of her family," said Mayor John Tory. "Pam was a wonderful advocate for Toronto's most vulnerable residents. She spent much of her career advocating for social justice, education and literacy and poverty reduction. I respected the empathy, passion and common sense she brought to her role. She will be missed immensely but her work has ensured that this city is a stronger and fairer place."

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Toronto Public Health confirms this year’s first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

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July 6, 2017

Toronto Public Health confirms this year's first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

Toronto Public Health has received lab confirmation that mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus in Toronto in 2017.

"While the risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus in Toronto is low, now is a good time to remind residents of the ways they can protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the risk of infection," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health.

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Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

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July 4, 2017

Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

City Council today unanimously approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation and waste.

"I am proud that City Council has moved forward with TransformTO – a climate action plan to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050," said Mayor John Tory. "As a city, we need to set ambitious goals to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and increase Toronto’s resilience so we can address the very real social and economic challenges of the 21st century."

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Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

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July 4, 2017

Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

During today's Toronto City Council meeting at City Hall, Council unanimously adopted the Tenant First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan (EX 26.2).

"Today's unanimous vote is another step in the ongoing work to improve social housing in Toronto," said Mayor John Tory. "This plan responds to recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force and is laser focused on enhancing services and experiences for all Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) tenants, especially those who are most vulnerable. I look forward to reviewing future phases of this plan."

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City of Toronto kicks off four-day Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square

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June 30, 2017

City of Toronto kicks off four-day Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square with Barenaked Ladies and Buffy Sainte-Marie

The free Canada Days celebration officially begins today at Nathan Phillips Square. The City-produced four-day music festival includes live music, dance, circus and street arts from 5 to 11 p.m., with a fireworks finale at 10:55 p.m. The full performance lineup is available at http://www.toronto.ca/canadadays.

Canada Days is part of the City's TO Canada with Love year-long program of more than 30 celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions marking Canada's 150th birthday.

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Garrison Creek Toronto Western Family Health Team Now Open

Toronto Western Family Health Team - Garrison Creek Location Now Open
928 St. Clair Ave W., Toronto, ON M6C 1C6 - 416-603-5888
Register Online: twfht.ca

Toronto Public Health confirms case of hepatitis A at local restaurant

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June 29, 2017

Toronto Public Health Confirms Case of Hepatitis A at Local Restaurant

Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O'Grady's on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

An employee of the restaurant is a confirmed case of hepatitis A. While the risk is low, individuals who consumed food or beverages from this restaurant during these dates should watch for signs and symptoms, practice thorough hand washing and consider contacting their health care provider as they may be eligible for vaccination.
Toronto Public Health is holding free hepatitis A vaccine clinics for anyone who consumed food or beverages at this restaurant during this time period. The hepatitis A vaccine is most effective when received within 14 days of exposure.

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Toronto Drop-In Network’s 2017 Spring/Summer List

Toronto Drop-In Services
Spring/Summer, 2017
Version 1.1 (June 2017)

The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 diverse drop-in centres in Toronto, which support people who are homeless, marginally housed, or socially isolated (including men, women, youth, LGBTQ2S, seniors, and families). TDIN works in collaboration with its community partners to increase the capacity of Toronto’s drop-in centres through engagement, training,

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